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A sept of the Douglas family

 

The roots of the McKittrick family name are in ancient Scotland with the Viking settlers. McKittrick was derived from the Old Norse personal name Sigtryggr, which literally means true victory. The Gaelic form adopted for the surname is Mac Shitrig.

The surname McKittrick was first found in Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

There are claims that the MacKitterickes (various spellings) are a sept of both the Maxwells and the Douglases, though the basis for this remains obscure. Both the Maxwells and MacKittericks were likely supporters of the the 3rd Earl of Douglas in Galloway.





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